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There’s something for every music taste at the Northport Community Arts Center. To order your Season Tickets call our office at 231.386.5001, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.

 
 

LEELANAU CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Friday, June 12

7:30PM

 

YUKI & TOMOKO MACKYuki Tomoko
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
8:00PM

Adults $25  / Adults at door $27
Students (k-college) / $10 Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Gold
Colleen Cooper & Jess Asmussen
Dick & Sherry Koenig and Barbara Bartley
Silver
Ken & Ann Bloomquist
Northport Lions Club
Evy & Ross Sussman

 

Japanese born pianists Yuki and Tomoko Mack have dazzled audiences on three continents.

 

“Music is very powerful. It’s the universal language that allows us to communicate with others. When we moved from Japan to the United States, we were very young. We didn’t speak English so music became our unique way of crossing those borders.”

 

After winning strong recognition as soloists, Yuki and Tomoko melded their artistry into an award-winning piano duo. Join us for a concert featuring two pianos played with a high sense of drama and brilliant technique by these duo pianists extraordinaire.

 

LION’S CLUB FUNDRAISER CONCERT

Saturday, June 20

8PM

 

THE VILLAGE VOICES SING DISNEYDisney Village Voices

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
8:00PM

Adults $20 / Adults at door $22
Students (k-college) $10  / Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Silver
Norv & Sharon Hall
Themistocles & Barbara Majoris

 

The wealth of memorable songs attributed to Walt Disney and his brilliant composers and musicians have been enjoyed by young and old since the late 1920’s.

 

Heigh-Ho, When You Wish Upon a Star, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Supercalifragilisticexpialadocius, Be Our Guest, Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Colors of the Wind, You’ve Got a Friend In Me and Let It Go and hundreds more will always grace our memories.

 

The Village Voices look forward to sharing with you the heartwarming music of Disney. There can be no question that the magical songs of Disney will remain an important part of our musical Americana.

 

RUNARuna
SATURDAY, JULY 11
8:00PM

Adults $25  / Adults at door $27
Students (k-college) / $10 Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Gold
Bayshore Oil & Propane
Biggs Construction Service
Bill & Coralyn Riley
Sherwood Manufacturing Corporation

 

Innovative and award-winning Celtic Roots band, Runa, draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.  Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.

 

Runa consists of vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fionan de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley on mandolin, vocals, bodhran and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle.

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THE GORDON LIGHTFOOT TRIBUTELightfoot Tribute
SATURDAY, JULY 18
8:00PM

Adults $25  / Adults at door $27
Students (k-college) / $10 Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Gold
Dick & Sherry Koenig and Barbara Bartley
Northport Creek Golf Course
Silver
Ken & Ann Bloomquist
David & Mary Rose Schmidtke
Anonymous Donor

 

This five-piece band, featuring Mike Fornes, replicates the songs, styles and moods of the Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Get ready for a visual, acoustic trip from the Great Lakes to the Canadian Rockies through the pains of lost loves and haunting melodies.


This year is a 40th anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, memorialized by Gordon Lightfoot in song, making this performance especially poignant. This is Canadian folk music at its best, flavored with the tang of “Up North” living.

 

 

CURTAINSCurtains
SATURDAYS, JULY 25/AUGUST 1 8:00PM
SUNDAYS, JULY 26/AUGUST 2 3:00PM
THURSDAY, JULY 30 8:00PM

Adults $25  / Adults at door $30
Students $15  / Students at door $20
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Gold
Leelanau Enterprise & Enterprise Printing
Alan & Debbie Campbell
Colleen Cooper & Jess Asmussen
WIN Home Inspection Traverse City: Jerry & Lora Endres
Silver
Northport Stor-All, LLC: Mike & Kathryn May, Owners
Leelanau Township Community Foundation

 

This musical comedy is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots. Set in 1959 Boston, it follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan, to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting himself killed. There is singing, there is dancing, there are intricate plot twists and most importantly lots of laughs as you enjoy this “mysterious” romp.

 

SWING SHIFTSwing Shift
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

8:00PM

Adults $25  / Adults at door $27
Students (k-college) / $10 Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Platinum
Marlis Mann & Tom Skinner
Marilyn H. Steele, Ph.D.
Gold
Northport point Jazz Buffs
Silver
Fischer’s Happy Hour Tavern

 

Swing Shift incorporates favorite songs from both the swing era as well as some jazz and Latin favorites.  This incredibly talented group consists of band leader/keyboard player Mindy Rohn, Clark Harner on drums, Larry Avery on guitar and Marshall Cronican-Walker on bass. The singer/dancers include Carey Owens, Susan Hatt Johnson, and Kristina Nichols. The band also features Laurie Sears on saxophone, Tom Riccobono on trombone and Ken Larsen on trumpet, rounding out the horn section.

 

Three part harmony is a key feature as well as dynamic choreography for this ten piece band.  Swing Shift shows are great all-around entertainment for all ages. You can enjoy watching the precision choreography on stage, or get up and dance the night away right along with them!

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG TRIBUTECSNY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
8:00PM

Adults $25  / Adults at door $27
Students (k-college) / $10 Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Gold
Larry Coppard & Susan Ager
Easling Construction Company
Easling Home Maintenance
Silver
Leelanau Township Community Foundation

 

The folk rock group of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young are known for their intricate vocal harmonies, political activism and lasting influence on American music and culture. All four have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Teach Your Children, Southern Cross, Our House, Marrakesh Express, Long Time Gone, Carry On, Woodstock and Suite:Judy Blue Eyes, is a very small sampling their body of work.


Join John Kumjian and Chris Skellenger on guitar and Patrick Niemisto on bass as they recreate some of the magic known as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

 

NORTHPORT COMMUNITY BAND SOUSA CONCERTSousa Concert
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
8:00PM

Adults $20 / Adults at door $22
Students (k-college) $10  / Students at door $12
Northport students free

Silver Sponsor: John & Adele Cermak

Sponsors:

Platinum
Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay
Gold
Ron & Marvel Jones
John & Helena Travis
Silver
Janet Crane
Joe & Marilyn “Lyn” King
Don & Anita Myers

 

The Northport Community Band’s annual Sousa Concerts are always the highlight of the band’s concert season, and “sold out” audiences have come to expect a very special evening of traditional band music, played in the famous Sousa style! Fast, moving, and exciting – and with a wide range of entertaining musical styles, the evening always includes many of Sousa’s best loved marches, and also always a couple of his lesser known works.

 

The original Sousa Band toured Michigan in the early part of the last century, and our NCB always includes a tune or two from their original programs performed a century ago.  Our band often plays from the same exact music that Sousa wrote for his own professional band – the most famous band in all the land!

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERTChristmas Concert
THE VILLAGE VOICES

Sunday, December 13

3:00PM

Adults $20 / Adults at door $22
Students (k-college) $10  / Students at door $12
Northport students free

Sponsors:

Platinum
Dick Grout in memory of his wife, Marion
Gold
Northport Bay Boatyard: Don & Rae Ellen Thyer
Silver
Thomas & Milliken Millwork
Ty & Kathy Wessell
Santa Claus

 

Enjoy the gentle magic of the season with the traditional Northport Community Arts Center Christmas Concert, the finale to our 2015 season. Sing carols known since childhood, visit with your family, friends and neighbors at the cookie after glow in the lobby, and create new memories to sustain you through the long northern winter.

 

northport dinner theatre

 

DINNER THEATER

KEN LUDWIG'S FOX ON A FAIRWAY

Fri Feb 5 & 12, 2016
Sat Feb 6 & 13
Sun Feb 14 matinee

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.

 

 

2015 Season Tickets

Buy a Season Ticket for all performances with reserved seating in your favorite seat. Details to come.

 

To order your Season Tickets, call our office at 231.386.5001, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.  Plus, we can hold your tickets for you at the NCAC and you can pick them up in our lobby.  There’s no last minute “Where did I put those tickets?” search or worse yet, forgetting them altogether!

 


Packages and individual tickets are only available through our office or by calling 231.386.5001, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.